Full Manual Control!!!

LONDON, UK, 27th May 2009: Canon announced today it will release a firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II allowing users to manually control exposure when shooting video.  The new firmware will be available for download from 2 June 2009 on Canon Europe’s support web site.
Following the launch of the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008, Canon’s Research and Development team has listened closely to customer feedback to develop additions to the camera’s movie recording functionality.

Allowing EOS 5D Mark II owners to achieve even more stunning video results with the camera, the firmware update will include the following manual controls when shooting video:

  • Full aperture selection
  • ISO speed: Auto, 100 – 6400 and H1
  • Shutter speed: 1/30th – 1/4000th second

The EOS 5D Mark II integrates full HD movie capability into a high-end 21.1 Megapixel camera; opening a multitude of new possibilities for photojournalists and news photographers.   Since its launch the camera has proved its appeal to professionals working in diverse fields, from studio and wedding to nature and travel.  Now, following customer feedback, Canon has improved functionality for professional video users, further unleashing the potential of the EOS 5D Mark II for cinematographers and photographers alike.

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3 Responses to “Full Manual Control!!!”


  1. 1 Handras May 27, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Yesss!!!!!! 🙂

  2. 2 Reinier (ReinMan) deSmit June 2, 2009 at 3:29 am

    Just downloaded the update folks. Works as promised. If you are NOT on ‘M’ mode, it works the old “I’ll figure things out for you” mode. Set control dial to ‘M’ and you get to over and underexpose and change DOF and ISO just like a Real movie camera… and THAT IS FRICKIN GREAT. Thanks Mr. Canon for looking after us on this one. 😉

  3. 3 Hussein August 8, 2009 at 6:32 am

    I have error 20 in my 5d mark 2


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